Galaxy sign Panamanian goalkeeper Penedo

Galaxy sign Panamanian goalkeeper Penedo

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Galaxy sign Panamanian goalkeeper Penedo

Panama v Mexico - 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup

By DAN KARELL

Carlo Cudicini’s job may now be in jeopardy.

On Monday the Galaxy finally made the rumors official, signing Panamanian National Team goalkeeper Jaime Penedo as per the receipt of his International Transfer Certificate (ITC) and his P-1 Visa. Per league and team policy, details of the transfer were not disclosed.

The 31-year-old goalkeeper arrives from Municipal in Guatemala, where he made over 90 appearances in the last two seasons in the domestic campaign as well as the CONCACAF Champions League.

Penedo has also made 89 appearances in his career for Panama, including every game for Panama in the Gold Cup and June World Cup Qualifiers. He was also on the Panamanian team in 2005 when they reached the Gold Cup final. He was named the best goalkeeper in both the 2005 and 2013 Gold Cup tournaments.

Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena hasn’t been shy to criticize his current starting goalkeeper, Carlo Cudicini, for errors he has made this season, his first in MLS.

What do you make of this news? Do you see Penedo stepping into the starting role? Do you see Arena dropping Cudicini?

Share your thoughts below.

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